Steve Smith- Co Host
Following a stellar 30-year career in the consumer products manufacturing industry, Steve converted his knowledge and experience into a successful business and executive coaching company- GrowthSource Coaching.
Considered the Catalyst for change by the California Business Journal, Steve has delivered performance based coaching and strategy based business techniques to over 400 businesses across the US and around the world. His specialties in leadership, management and marketing make him an ideal coach for professionals preparing to become world-class business owners or company executives.
Steve held a variety of executive level roles in sales, marketing, operations, and management with companies like General Mills, Lysol Brands, Carter Wallace and Batesville Casket. In 2008, Steve decided to pursue his true ‘calling’ and opened GrowthSource Coaching.
We are an Orange County, CA based business and executive coaching company that provides high quality, personalized business development services to committed business professionals who wants to perform at the top of their game.
Our business coaching methods and leadership development practices have been honed over 30 years of field tested experience. From our collective knowledge in leadership, management and marketing across a variety of industries, we can provide the insight to help our clients avoid the mistakes made by many business professionals who engage in trial and error experimentation as a way of figuring out what works.
This unique combination enables us to help clients fast track their learning and development with greater certainty for achieving ultimate business success.
Travis Smith- Co Host
I am the founder and managing director of Square-1 Engineering, a life sciences consulting firm, providing end to end technical project services to companies which design, develop and or manufacture products in Southern California. We support projects of all sizes from R&D, regulatory compliance through product obsolescence, utilizing our flexible and tailored services model. (Services include: consulting, CAD outsourcing and in-sourced project support)
I've successfully served the life sciences marketplace in SoCal for over 15 years specializing in engineering services, strategic resource planning, business strategy, business development and leadership development. In 2019 I was honored to be recognized as a ‘40 Under 40’ honoree by the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce as a top leader in Orange County, CA.
I also serve as Chairman, Board of Directors for DeviceAlliance, the only southern California based medical device non-profit professionals organization and member of the University of California Irvine's Division of Continuing Education Advisory Board for Medical Product Development.
We're specialists in an industry of generalists. As a result we understand what our customers go through and deal with being in the life sciences product development and manufacturing business because we've specialized in this area for over a decade.
Our unique blend of services reflect the needs and challenges experienced by our customers, bringing a solution that is tailored to their needs. We've also trimmed the fat which plagues larger service organizations allowing Square-1 to be cost effective, flexible and nimble.